Skip to comments.FBI to probe Quran abuse on video
Posted on 07/11/2006 1:21:10 PM PDT by veronica
CHATTANOOGA - The FBI will look into an online video that shows two men shooting a Quran with a military rifle and then leaving the bullet-riddled holy book at a Chattanooga mosque, an agent said Monday.
FBI agent Tim Burke said the Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations asked the Justice Department to investigate the incident. He said no one from the local Muslim community had complained.
Justice Department spokesman Eric Holland said the request would be reviewed carefully.
Ibrahim Hooper, a spokesman for the Islamic group, said the video may have been recorded in Chattanooga a year ago.
The video titled "kill the koran" was posted on MySpace.com last month, Hooper said. It could still be seen on the Web site Monday.
Abdul Raheem Kabah, who Hooper identified as the imam, or prayer leader, of the Chattanooga mosque, did not return telephone messages Monday seeking comment.
A man on the Web site identifies himself as "mully88" and claims to live in Chattanooga. The author's profile lists as heroes "anybody that has killed a muslim or at least tried to kill a muslim." The site also contains slurs against Hispanics and blacks.
This smells of Tawana Brawley.
>>CHATTANOOGA - The FBI will look into an online video that shows two men shooting a Quran with a military rifle and then leaving the bullet-riddled holy book at a Chattanooga mosque, an agent said Monday.<<
Its not clear that is illegal. Classless, but not illegal.
Nobody has complained but we're from the government and we're here to help.
Are you F'n kidding me? "Koran Abuse"?????????
This has got to be a joke.
Oh, the horror.....Did they behead it and mutilate it, too?
Good Grief! You FBI boys need to get your asses down to Houston airports and look for guys with hollowed shoes and a clock with 9-volt battery.
We're fighting an enemy that wants us all dead and all the FBI has to do is make sure no Muslims' feelings are hurt. What the f#$% is wrong with this picture?
Hmmmm... maybe this will just sit in some agent's in-box for a year or two.....
As best I can figure it, shooting a Quran (or any other religious book, I presume) is now going to be considered a Federal hate crime?
I wonder how even handedly this will be enforced.
Why is the FBI investigating something that is not even illegal? "Koran abuse?" Jiminey. Makes me want to go buy one and show them what "Koran abuse" REALLY is.
Submerge a Christian symbol in urine and you get a NEA grant plus a forum in which to display it.
Put a slug in a Koran and you get an FBI investigation.
Just like Animal Farm, the pigs are more equal than the rest of us.
FBI doesn't have anything better to do?
Something tells me there will be no investigations when there is "Bible Abuse".
"shooting a Quran with a military rifle "
Military rifle...it must have been one of those deadly semi automatic machine gun assault fully automatic scary black class three oozi cop killer shooting airline killing military rifles.
Apparently all of the criminals are now off the street. Do you think they'd get this upset over damage to a Bible?
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